My choices for the top 10 most unique caterpillars in appearance.
I will be posting in a few weeks a series of pictures and information about the Monarch butterfly. Every year the kids each find one Monarch caterpillar and we watch them grow from a tiny baby to a large caterpillar. They then get to see them make a pupa, emerge and finally we set them free. I was sitting here thinking one day of how I’ve really only seen about four kinds of caterpillars and I was curious to see just how many more there were. I sorted through hundreds of pictures and came up with the top 10 most unique looking ones I could find. Hope you enjoy!
Found in New England to Florida. From southern Ontario to Nebraska, Texas, Arizona, California, Oregon and New Mexico
White Marked Tussock
Found in North America as far west as Texas, Colorado and Alberta.
Found in Europe.
Found in N. America, particularly south and east.
Found in the US through Central America and into some of South America.
Spicebush Silk Moth
Found in eastern US to the Great Plains and Maine through southern Quebec and Wisconsin to Minnesota, south to the Florida panhandle, Gulf Coast and east Texas.
Found in eastern North America.
Hag or Monkey
Found in Northern and Southern US.
Found in North America, New Zealand and Australia (called Wanderer in Australia)
(all photos found on Wikipedia)